The handling of anti-doping investigations involving six Australian rugby league clubs has been labelled an embarrassment and a disgrace by the head coach of one of the teams.
The North Queensland Cowboys coach Neil Henry says there is not a shred of evidence of doping among his players and the way the whole thing has been handled has been a disgrace.
Henry says it's embarrassing for the NRL to come out and mention there are six teams and to be forced into a situation to defend themselves against something they don't even know about.
The Penrith coach Ivan Cleary is in Hamilton to face his old side the Warriors in a pre-season match and Cleary welcomes the investigation, even though his club's one of those under the spotlight.
The Panthers face the Warriors at Waikato Stadium on Saturday afternoon.